Aim & Objectives

Gurukul Lutheran Theological College and Research Institute is both an academic and applied centre of theology. It conceives theological education as a means to understandingthe Gospel in the Indian context. The salient features are the following.

  • To conceive and build a relevant theological education taking into consideration the hope and aspirations and the pain and pathos of the marginalised, especially the women, dalits and adivasis & to involve in their social struggles.
  • To evolve praxis-oriented method of learning, so as to prepare students for pastoral & other Christian ministries.
  • To foster an inclusive community through corporate worship, mutual care and fellowship.
  • To encourage freedom of critical reflection and research through seminars, consultations, workshops, training programs and publications.



programsThe academic year of the College is from June to April every year, where all the Courses - Bachelor of Divinity (4 years), Master of Theology (2 years), Doctor of Theology (3 years) as per Senate regulation are offered at Gurukul as residential and full time study. Two types of accommodation are provided - single for men and women and family for M.Th. and D.Th. students.

From the academic year 2010 - 2011, we are following the semester system, accommodating the new curriculum introduced by the Senate of Serampore College. The first semester is from June 14 - 23 October, 2010 and the second semester from 7 November, 2010 - 10 April, 2011.


Bachelor of Divinity (B.D.)

The main focus of the B.D. program is to fulfil the requirements of the Senate of Serampore College; it also encourages specialisation in any particular area of interest of the students to make theological education more contextual and thereby preparing them for holistic ministry.

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